Question of the Day: “What if I am afraid of myself?”

Marianne Williamson has this great quote, which often gets wrongly attributed to Muhammad Ali, but it deeply reflects a state of mind many feel. She writes the following: ““Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that…

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Question of the Day: “Who was my mentor?”

The mentor on the Hero’s journey is the driving force for the Hero. This teacher is often ephemeral and inconsistent. The teacher never provides all of the answers. Instead, a viable mentor will only hint at the possible, suggest the journey ahead, and warn of the pending dangers. The mentor never pushes for the Hero…

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A Tribute to an Amazing Woman-Bessie Coleman

Based on recent events in my life and in our society, I want to bring back a post I wrote in 2015. This post was part of a series that highlighted accomplished women. Unfortunately, it fell a bit flat, but today I feel a renewed sense of energy. Women like Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams…

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Question of the Day: “How much worry is too much?”

Today, I am worried about my son. This past week he has been distant. Every time I try and talk to him, I feel like I push him further away with my words. Everything I say or ask creates an argument I didn’t mean to start. I know he is thirteen, but I am worried.…

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Question of the Day: “Who is responsible for my happiness?”

In our society, things seem like they have become all about blame. Who is responsible? Who’s fault is it? Every post on Facebook seems to tell me someone else. Every newscast either reiterates or spreads doubt to another. These are the systems we have put into place to influence us as a society, and it…

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Question of the Day: “How has shame held you back in life?”

Shame plays a huge roll in our day to day lives. There are so many ways shame can affect us and there is no limit to how shame can creep into all of the various aspects of our lives. There can be shame around being a mom, around being a woman, around our bodies and…

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Question of the Day: “Do all Empaths love cemeteries?”

It sounds morbid and maybe even a bit unbelievable, but I love being in cemeteries. Please understand that I have also had a number of loved ones who have passed away and are buried in numerous locations throughout the East coast, so I am not in anyway trying to simplify the heartbreak people feel when…

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Question of the Day: “What can one learn at a flea market?”

Flea markets are the gathering ground of so many castaways. Tables strewn with box-less Barbies in various stages of dress; old cuckoo clocks propped against framed prints; boxes of rusty tools and devices that look more suited for torture than building; empty photo albums sitting splayed open in the sun while stacks of photos sit…

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Writing 101: New Experiences in Writing

Last night marked my first virtual writing course: taking it, not teaching it. Recent events have allowed me to write more, and now I am looking for a solid writers’ group to help me take my next steps in this journey. We completed an interesting exercise, and it is really helping me get into a…

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Question of the Day:”When does one become a writer?”

Writing started for me when I was young. Multiple journals, short stories, poems have flowed from these hands either in my own script or typed. This craft inspires and assuages me. Writers hold my greatest esteem. Where do they find the exact and perfect way to string the words together to create thoughts and feelings…

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